Mono County puts on disaster drill


Inyo-Mono Public Health Officer Dr. Rick Johnson.

(Press Release)

Every November, the State conducts a drill through the county Department of Health. Every year, Dr. Richard Johnson and his team put together a drill that would be a likely scenario that would happen within the Eastern Sierra. This drill is meant to prepare all the local partners should an event like this actually take place.

This year’s drill is going to take place on Thursday, November 15th. It will start around 8:00am. It will be a functional exercise (i.e. we will be “acting” out as if the event did actually occur). The exercise is expected to last for a couple of hours. The drill this year is going to be a major earthquake with an eventual loss of power to the Mammoth Lakes area.

Since this is a functional exercise, we are asking all our local media to participate. We will be setting up a Joint Information Center during the event. If local media can come out and play that morning, please join us. If you can’t physically be at the location of the event but could participate via phone, texting, etc., we will gladly take that participation as well.

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